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New Suzuki Celerio revealed coming to SA in 2022

Mumbai - The all-new Suzuki Celerio has been revealed in India, sporting a curvier design, increased dimensions, an efficient new engine and more digitised cabin.

The new Suzuki Celerio is expected to arrive in South Africa during the first half of 2022, according to our local contact, and it will presumably slot between the S-Presso and Swift models.

The small A-segment hatchback claims to be India’s most fuel-efficient petrol car, with a mileage of 26.68 km/l . It will be offered in four trim levels, with a five-speed manual transmission as standard, while an automated manual (AGS) can be optioned on the VXi, ZXi, and ZXi+.

The second-gen Celerio is slightly larger than the outgoing model. It measures 3,695 mm (145 inches) in length, 1,655 mm (65 inches) in width, 1,555 mm (61 inches) in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,435 mm (96 inches). Moreover, the 313-liter boot is 40 percent larger than the outgoing model.

Producing 49 kW (65 hp) and 89 Nm (66 lb-ft) of torque, the Celerio certainly won’t be setting any output records. The engine is a development of the commonly-used K10. Known as the K10C, it’s more often found in turbocharged orm in applications such as the Baleno, Vitara, and Swift.

Fuel efficiency is the name of the game here, with Maruti Suzuki claiming that this is a “next-generation” engine. It features a segment-first start-stop function, while the 1.0-liter lump also features Dual VVT, a cooled EGR, and an integrated exhaust manifold.

The interior has been redesigned too. The Celerio now features a seven-inch touchscreen at the center, which will be offered on higher variants. Other features include keyless entry, push-button start, 60:40 split rear seats, steering-mounted audio controls, and a height-adjustable driver’s seat.

South African prices and specifications will be announced closer to launch. But there isn’t really a lot of room for it to manoeuvre price-wise, with the smaller S-Presso currently starting at R152 900 and the larger Swift GA model kicking off from R184 900.

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